Thursday, April 3, 2014

Glamour Secrets Of 1926

While at Paramount's acting school in 1926, Thelma Todd and Mona Palma demonstrate hair and makeup tips for aspiring glamour girls.

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Back to March 1926 we go …..

To apply lip rouge so that it will not show rough edges, shape the mouth lightly with the tip of your finger.

Never use a soft, thick pencil. Crudely applied lip rouge is worse than none at all.

The correct way to brush your hair: – Grasp the hair firmly and apply the lower edge of the brush, turning it gradually on the downward stroke.

The ‘incorrect way’ to brush your hair: – Never brush this way. Begin the downward stroke at the front or top of the head.

The wrong way to hold a brush: – Never apply the brush flat to the hair. The brush simply slides over the surface and does not reach the hair deep down beneath.

The correct way to brush: – If your hair is long, don’t fail to brush ‘upward’ those stray locks at the back of the neck.

I've seen some of these pictures before, but I don't remember all of them.

Note that Thelma Todd was blonde at the time that these photos were taken. Photographers know that blonde hair tends to photograph darker than it looks. Her hair was later lightened in Hollywood.

 Mona Palma:


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